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How can I be healthy and fit?

How can I be healthy and fit?

Staying healthy takes effort. As students, we are busy and sometimes our own health isn't our top priority. Make health a priority in your life by concentrating on these areas: Eat healthy foods — In the United States, we have an overabundance of food and not all of it is healthy for us. It is ...

Travel

Travel

While you are in the US, you will probably want to see more than just your local area. There are no restrictions for travel within the United States, and interstate travel does not require any paperwork or visas. Below you will find a listing of the various ways you can travel around the US, followed ...

TOEFL

TOEFL

Virtually every credible school in the U.S. requires international students to take the TOEFL exam, which stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. This exam measures the student's ability to communicate in English, as necessary to understand, read, speak and write in the language in which your courses will be taught. The TOEFL ...

Attending an American Wedding

Attending an American Wedding

Weddings are universally considered occasions of great celebration; however, expectations can vary greatly depending on culture, tradition, and environment. If you receive an invitation to a wedding during your time in the US, the following general information should help you know what to expect. Most wedding invitations include an R.S.V.P. This simply means that the ...

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation Public transportation in the US might not seem as well developed as what you are used to in your home country. Depending on where you live, you can find some or all of the following options: Subway The subway system provides underground trains that usually operate 24 hours a day in some of the ...

What to expect arriving at the airport in the U.S.

What to expect arriving at the airport in the U.S.

Arriving at the airport in the United States Your arrival at the airport marks the official beginning of your international student journey. You will probably experience a variety of emotions all at the same time; excitement, nervousness, anxiety, anticipation, loneliness, etc. Don't worry, it's all normal. It can help to make arrangements for someone to ...

Housing

Housing

Students at US colleges and universities have several options for housing accommodations. Dorms and Residence halls If the school you attend has dorms or residence halls, you have the option of living on campus. As part of a "Room and Board" package, you can be assigned a room and, usually, one or more roommates. These ...

Social Networking safety tips

Social Networking safety tips

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. are a fun way to stay connected with friends and family. When we participate in social networking, there are some helpful safety tips to follow: Remember that criminals also use social media. Only accept friend requests from people you know and with whom you want to ...